Move Over, Louis Tomlinson! Liam Payne is Latest 1D Guy to Become a Dad

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We first heard rumors that Liam Payne and his girlfriend Cheryl Cole Fernandez-Versini were expecting a baby together, like, a MILLION years ago, but the news was only ~confirmed~ about a month ago. We sincerely apologize if you were still trying to wrap your head around the 33-year-old’s pregnancy, because we’re about to hit you with something else — LIAM JAMES PAYNE IS NOW A FATHER!!!!!

The 23-year-old not only confirmed the news for the first time, but also introduced the world to his child, a little boy.

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“My close friends and family know there are very few times when I’m left speechless… wow,” he captioned the adorable picture of himself and his newborn son. “I’m incredibly happy to welcome our new baby boy into the world, it’s a moment that I will never forget for the rest of my life and my favorite memory I have so far. I’m completely in awe of his incredible mother and how she has been the whole way through this; she’s really made my dreams come true. We haven’t named him yet, but he’s already capturing hearts, including mine. I feel very blessed. Happy Mother’s Day everyone!”

Cheryl also posted the picture on Instagram and gave fans some more details on his birth. The unnamed infant was born on Wednesday, March 27, and weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces.

The new mom continued, “Although he still doesn’t have a name he is already stealing hearts. We are all madly in love and overwhelmingly happy with our little arrival. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers around the world. A day that now has a different meaning to me forever.”

Congratulations to Liam and Cheryl on the birth of their son! We hope he and little Freddie Tomlinson are besties for LIFE.

Liam Payne’s baby mama hooked up with a LOT of guys before dating him: